Patricia “Pat” Davenport, 91, of Jackson, passed away October 29, 2016, at St. David’s South Medical Center in Austin, Texas.  Pat had been residing with her son in Austin the past two years.

Pat was born November 19, 1924, in Jackson, to DuRee and Lenora Weltecke Masterson.

She and James Davenport were married December 29, 1949, at Old Appleton.  They had been married 47 years when Jim passed away June 5, 1997.

Pat attended the former Clover Hill Grade School and was a 1941 graduate of Jackson High School.

After her marriage to Jim, Pat cared for her mother many years until she passed away.  Her employment included the former Jackson Hosiery Mill; baby-sitting for children in her home; the former Joe Gohn Farmers Insurance Agency and Jackson Realty, both in uptown Jackson.

She was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church.  Many folks will remember Pat as an accomplished seamstress.

Loving survivors include a son, Kirk Davenport of Austin; former son-in-law, Harry (the late Sherry) Phillip of Jackson; a sister, Helen (Joe) Gohn of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Hazel (the late Joe) Masterson of Jackson; a granddaughter, Paige (Jim) Sparks and children, Silas and Sammy of Jackson; three grandsons, Mark (Karina) De La Cruz and children, Mary Alice, Marco, and Oscar of Buda, Texas, Darin (Alex) Phillip and son, Nicholas of Olotha, Kansas, and Scott Phillip of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; four nieces, Terri (Mike) Tomlin, Karen (Stu) Garrison,  Carol (Mike) Keen, all of Jackson, Cathy Masterson of Dallas, Texas; and a nephew, Mark (Ruth) Masterson of Jackson; two great-nieces,  Erica Masterson and Alisha Turley; four great-nephews, Josh Tomlin, Zachary and Hunter Garrison, Jason Liley; many nieces and nephews on the Davenport side; several dear neighbors and close friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Lyn Phillip (Jan. 30, 1991); two brothers, Sam (Thelma and later Audrey) Masterson and Joe Masterson; and a step-grandson, Brett Phillip.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating.  Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Serving as pallbearers are Mark Masterson, Chug Crites, Jimmy Smith, Josh Tomlin, Stu Garrison, and David Retherford.  Honorary pallbearers are Jim Sparks and Michael Smith.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson.

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  1. Karen Ortosky

    Dear Kirk,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family.
    Mark and Karen Ortosky

  2. Kathy Ashby

    Dear Kirk,
    We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
    Bill and Kathy Ashby

  3. Debbie Meise


    I am so very sorry to hear you have lost your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family. May you take comfort in knowing that you have such a special Angel watching over you.

    Debbie Meise
    IFTA, Inc.

  4. Neil Prater

    Kirk –
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom meant a great deal to me. She will be missed by many. My thoughts are there with you.

    A friend always,

  5. Lonette Turner

    Hi Kirk –
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I know it must be terribly difficult. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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